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The MAROON Vol. 64, No. 24 •Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 May 2, 1986 Low numbers may halt LU shuttle By Mary Caffrey Assistant News Editor Loyola's shuttle service to the Riverview/Batture area will probably be discontinued next year, Vincent P. Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, said. The Center for Commuter Services, which operates the service, will be closed June 15. Knipfing said the shuttle service is being evaluated and its future depends in part on whether the time limit of the Residential Permit Parking Program is extended from two to three hours. Outgoing City Councilman Bryan Wagner promised to present a resolution for the extension at this week's council meeting, Knipfing said. It should be easier for the university to get a reprieve from the two-hour limit since the university is building a parking garage/recreation center, Knipfing said. The reprieve would only have to be for the construction period, he said. Even if the City Council does not extend the limit, the shuttle may be discontinued, Knipfing said. The shuttle costs about $200,000 to operate and the low number of students using it does not warrant keeping it, he said. Knipfing said Student Affairs had hoped to sell 1,000 shuttle decals but only 360 were sold, even though the price was lowered from $40 to $30 this semester. "At the cost of $500 per rider I don't think it's reasonable to continue it," he said. "The rest of the students are subsidizing it." The shuttle service to the Broadway Campus is being evaluated separately, Knipfing said. The university is looking at the feasibility of running one or two vans between the campuses, he said. Other services provided by the Center for Commuter Services will be administered from the Student Activities Complex when the center closes in June, Knipfing said. Deborah Reid Bryant, the center's director, left the university April 25 and Dusty Miller, director of Student Activities, will replace her until the office closes. "We will not be able to provide the same level of service as comprehensively as we have in the past," Knipfing said. "But we will provide the essential components — we will have a resource center, we will have a newsletter; we will try to work with individual students." Knipfing said a new professional position will be created in Student Activities that will combine the duties of Bryant and Beth Gettys, assistant director of the Danna Center for Student Activities. Gettys is also Carter says accident not threat to U.S. By Mary Caffrey Assistant News Editor The United States is in no immediate danger following the reported meltdown of a nuclear reactor in the Soviet Union, said the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president and a nuclear physicist. Carter said even high elevation areas in the United States are not likely to experience dangerous levels of radiation as a result of the accident. High elevation areas usually have higher radiation levels than low-lying areas, he said. U.S. intelligence sources said the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, located in the Soviet Ukraine north of Kiev, experienced at least a partial meltdown Saturday, The Times-Picayune/The States-Item reported. The Soviets did not confirm the disaster until neighboring countries reported abnormally high levels of radiation, the paper said. Other reports said the accident was not a meltdown but a serious fire which released radiocative materials into the atmosphere. The Associated Press said specialists Service develops social conscience By Lisa Francis Assistant News Editor 1 = EDUCATING THE HEART Innovations in the direction of a more Christian and just structure for society are expected of the Loyola University community . . . —Goals Statement of Loyola University, 1977 College students are known for self-absorption and preoccupation with career goals. Ideally, a Jesuit university such as Loyola provides students with another dimension to their lives, an understanding of the world that can't be reached on the ladder to success. Laura Izzo, religious studies sophomore, is active in the Loyola University Community Action Program. Not only has she studied about poverty and hunger in her classes, she has met them face to face, serving food at a local shelter for the homeless. A small sign outside the Camp Street building says Ozanam Inn. "We entered through the back door and walked through the kitchen to the serving line. People were lined up outside for a free meal," she said. The doors open at 3 p.m. and the cafeteria tables are filled until closing time at 4:45 p.m. The people pick up trays as they enter the room. "I stood behind the counter and served butter balls. They kept coming and coming, though one of the brothers who runs the place, said it was a slow day. "I didn't say much except for 'Hello, how are you,' and if I caught someone's eye, I smiled," she said. "We served 500 people." Some were women, some children. About 80 percent were men, a few in their 20s, most middle-aged. Some were very poorly clothed. "I kept thinking about what it would be like to be on the other side of the line and was curious to know what circumstances caused each person to be here. I wondered if they felt intimidated. "I always knew these things existed, but in the flesh it was different. Until I saw for myself, I didn't understand that these were real people," she said. "Sometimes in class when we discuss human rights, I wish I could express what I've seen. But language is pretty limiting. "I want students to see what I've seen, experience ii for themselves. I Laura Izzo watches children during playtime at Crescent House, a home for battered women and their children. —/'hoio by Mary Degnan See Student Affairs/page 5 See Disaster/page 7 See Servict/pot* 4 With this issue, 'The Maroon * ceases its publication for spring 1986. Publication will resume August 29.
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